Aug. 30, 2008
Final Stats |
Weather at kickoff: 67 degrees, partly cloudy, gusting wind 13 mph from the North.
Weather at halftime: 58 degrees, partly cloudy, gusting wind from the North.
UW Game Captains: Donald Butler, Juan Garcia, Jake Locker, Daniel Te'o-Nesheim
Coin Toss: Oregon won toss, deferred to second half. UW received from the East end zone.
UW Starters (Offense): Jake Locker, QB; Chris Polk, TB; Kavario Middleton, TE; D'Andre Goodwin, WR; Paul Homer, FB; Juan Garcia, C, Cody Habben, OT; Jordan White-Frisbee, OG; Ben Ossai, OT; Casey Bulyca, OG.
UW Starters (Defense): Nate Williams, S; Mason Foster, LB; Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, DE; Cameron Elisara, DT; Quinton Richardson, CB; Darrion Jones, DE; Chris Stevens, S; Joshua Gage, LB; Donald Butler, LB; Mesphin Forrester, CB; Tripper Johnson, S.
Chris Polk became the first true freshman to start at tailback for Washington in verifiable history. He carried the ball on the first play from scrimmage - a one-yard gain.
Polk and tight end Kavario Middleton were the only true freshmen to start the game for Washington. Tripper Johnson also started his first college game at the safety position. Jordan Polk (kickoff return), Devin Aguilar (WR), Jermaine Kearse (WR), Marquis Persley (ST), Victor Aiyewa (ST), Senio Kelemete (DT), Everrette Thompson (DE), and Alameda Ta'amu (DT) also saw their first action of their careers at Washington during the first quarter.
Freshman tight end Middleton grabbed the first catch of his career on the first play in the second quarter, a 16-yard reception from Jake Locker for a first down.
Quinton Richardson (CB) registered his first career interception with 9:40 left in the second quarter.
Jake Locker surpassed the 1,000-yard career rushing mark in the second quarter. Marques Tuiasosopo owns the school rushing record for a QB with 1,495. Locker registered 986 as a freshman in 2007.
Junior fullback Paul Homer's one-yard scoring rush in the second half was his second career TD. Since he scored a TD at Hawai'i in the final game of 2008, he has scored a TD in each of Washington's last two games.